Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dancing Queen

Working on my dance moves with the help of these digital dancers.
(Aug. 17, 2016)

One last Dilly Bar

The owners of the Dairy Queen near my house are retiring, so I needed to make one more ice cream run before the store closes for good.
(August 16, 2016)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A fish in her natural habitat

I love few things as much as I love swimming. If I had spent anymore time in the water this weekend, I might have grown gills. 
(Aug. 15, 2016)

Professional loungers


Five-year-olds and 42-year-olds alike agree that vacations should include some time to really relax.
(Aug. 14, 2016)

Lights, Camera, Action!

A summer night on a lake dock with more glo-sticks than I know what to do with. That's how I define a good time. 
(Aug. 13, 2016)

Lake vacation

We arrived at the Lake of the Ozarks this evening during a light rain, but we weren't going to let that stop us from taking a swim. 
(Aug. 12, 2016)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A fond farewell, friends

Since it's my last day at Northridge, the school I've gone to since January 11, 2011, I thought it best to honor the day with some ice cream and cupcakes.
(August 11, 2016)

VBS Part Deux

Sing and dance and wave streamers around? Sign me up!
(August 10, 2016)

Quien es esa nina?

Who IS that girl?
(August 9, 2016)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Crazy cat girl

If I could take a cat home every time I went to the pet store, I would. 
(Aug. 8, 2016)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fabulous and photogenic

As long as there's a camera around, I've always got to be ready for my close-up. 
(August 7, 2016)

Puddle perfect

"How much rain did you get?" is always the question. "Enough to splash in the puddles," I always reply.
(August 6, 2016)


I've got my own camera now, so this is one of many selfies taken one. right. after. the. other.
(August 5, 2016)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Helen's funniest home videos

Just watching some videos of me from when I was a baby. Endless entertainment. 
(Aug. 4, 2016)

Hurtin' Helen

Wanna know what a 105.3 degree fever gets you? A trip to the emergency room and and I.V. 
(Aug. 3, 2016)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Picks in the primary

When it comes time to take part in the political process, I'm Mommy's No. 1 voter.
(August 2, 2016)

Finding Julian

I went to Rock River Rapids today and ran into this handsome guy. 
(Aug. 1, 2016)

I'm a sleepyhead

Not even the giggles and hugs from Georgia and Ella were enough to wake me in time to say good-bye to them before they headed back to D.C.
(July 31, 2016)

My directorial debut

This theater performance, a combination of puppetry and live action, went downhill pretty quickly. 
(July 30, 2016)

Ladies who lunch

Mealtime is so much more interesting with Ella and Georgia around.
(July 29, 2016)

Another surprise visit

This time, instead of just me, Aunt Max came all the way from Western Kansas to have dinner with all of us.
(July 28, 2016)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Wednesday in the park

I just had to show my cousins the "secret" park by Grandma & Grandpa's new house.
(July 27, 2016)


When we all dress alike, it's difficult to tell us apart!
(July 26, 2016)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Bright future

My future is so bright, I have to wear these super-oversized shades.
(July 25, 2016)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Taking a train ride

Georgia and I went to Abilene to ride the train. I've been around a locomotive before, but this was her first experience with train travel. 
(July 24, 2016)


Georgia has no idea how difficult it is for me to fall asleep when she's watching me fall asleep.
(July 23, 2016)

They're here!

Georgia, Ella and Baby Alexandra are going to spend a whole week with me. I'm so excited!
(July 22, 2016)